Sustainable gifts for recent grads

Sustainable gifts for recent grads

It's the season of graduation! Do you have any presents ready for your proud graduate? We have six suggestions for eco-friendly graduation gifts you’ll want to check out!

Eco-Friendly Graduation Gifts

Our favorite recommendation is our Bumi canvas duffle bag- ideal luggage made from certified organic cotton canvas that is also GOTS and Fairtrade Certified. This bag is lightweight and durable, thanks to the material. It makes carrying all you need while traveling, commuting, supply runs, adventuring, going to the gym, etc., simple and easy:

  • The spacious compartment (56L capacity approx.) organizes things as needed, transporting your items to places in a structured fashion.
  • The adjustable strap of up to 44 inches further adds to the highlights of the bag. 
  • Your favorite graduate can keep their travel necessities in the main compartment, plus there is a second external drop-in pocket and internal zip storage area for smaller items. 

If they like their luggage in colors, the Bumi Eco Duffel collection is available in beautiful hues. It is the finest travel and everyday carry duffle bag for any fresh grad! 

gym duffle bag

It's time to give high-quality work totes to the individuals in your life who are headed to a whole new world of work life. It can be stressful for new grads to adjust to an unfamiliar lifestyle because it is their first job which can be both exciting and daunting at the same time. While work challenges are a personal endeavor, what you can do is ease the other areas that may cause inconvenience.

work tote bag

This Executive Work Tote from Terra Thread, is eco-friendly and ergonomically designed to be used for practically any situation. Fit work supplies effortlessly, while also functioning as a supermarket, beach, or picnic bag:

  • It has a large main compartment, an external zippered pocket and drop-in pocket, and an internal laptop compartment and water bottle holder

Looking for something smaller? Take a look at our mini backpacks. 

cute mini backpacks

We also have sets available:

  • Reusable Kitchenware

One of the best ways to honor your graduate’s accomplishment is to give them a meaningful and useful gift that will be used in their home. You can put together a lovely gift basket with reusable, eco-friendly kitchen items like beeswax food wrap, metal water bottles, glass containers, stainless steel straws, ceramic plates, cloth napkins, etc. Recent graduates are already dealing with a lot of uncertainty when they join the workforce. A thoughtful gift like this can spare them the worry of utensil shopping. Plus, reusable kitchenware can also lessen the need for daily disposables, dramatically reducing the amount of waste.

  • Handmade Gifts

Making something by hand and using eco-friendly materials is another way to gift your graduate without having to make a purchase. Handmade entails creating items in small batches, which means a lesser footprint. Plus, it also reflects the sincere love and effort of the giver. Contrary to purchasing mass-produced goods, handmade presents are always considered special. Consider coming up with DIY gifts like bedazzling an existing jewelry item or a mirror, putting together a photo album, building small furniture pieces, etc.

  • Gift Cards

A gift card is one of the most eco-friendly gifts and also a smart choice if you're not sure what to purchase for your proud grad. Graduations signal the change from one stage of life to another, and gifts that can help with financial expenditure are especially welcome. While there are numerous directions you may go with gift-giving, gestures like grocery store gift cards, gift cards for home essentials, etc. can aid the graduate in adjusting to their new surroundings. You can customize your gift card suitably based on if your grad will take a gap year, embark on higher studies, or join the workforce.

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